THE Leadership and Management Awards 2011

January 1, 1994

The third Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards come at a time of uncertainty and huge challenges for the sector. The work of professional staff will be in the spotlight like never before, and examples of best practice that can be applied more widely will be more valuable than ever.


It is fitting that the winner of this year’s top award has already faced and overcome what could have been total disaster. In September 2007, the government decided to remove funding from students taking an equivalent or lower-level qualification (ELQ). The move dealt a devastating blow to Birkbeck, University of London. But the institution’s leadership and management team picked itself up, dusted itself off and implemented a successful strategic review. To make up for the loss in ELQ cash, they refocused their offering ­ which resulted in a 38 per cent rise in student recruitment. Of course we congratulate all our very worthy winners, and I would like to thank our experienced and enthusiastic judges who took their role seriously and performed it with professionalism and aplomb.

The winners:

ICT Initiative of the Year

Sponsored by Smart Technologies
University of Huddersfield

Outstanding Library Team

Sponsored by Demco
Newcastle University

Outstanding Procurement Team

Sponsored by Office Depot
University of the West of England

Outstanding University Fundraising Team

University of Bath

Outstanding Marketing/Communications Team

Sponsored by Campus Life
University of Nottingham

Outstanding Human Resources Team

Aston University

Outstanding Finance Team

Sponsored by Travelex Global Business Payments Limited
University of Bedfordshire

Knowledge Exchange/Transfer Initiative of the Year

Aston University

Outstanding Research Management Team

University of Northampton

Outstanding Student Services Team

Sponsored by Campus Living Villages
City University London

Outstanding Student Admissions Team

Sponsored by UCAS
University of Warwick

Outstanding International Strategy

Sponsored by i-graduate
Birmingham City University

Outstanding Departmental Administration Team

University of Greenwich

Outstanding Registry Team

University of Derby

Outstanding Estates Team

Sponsored by Mills & Reeve
Newcastle University

Outstanding Leadership and Management Team

Sponsored by The Leadership Foundation for Higher Education
Birkbeck, University of London


The winners were announced at the gala Awards dinner on June 16 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London. Congratulations to all.

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